Wondering how to microdose mushrooms for migraines? Here are 5 things you should know before starting.
#1. Yale didn’t use microdoses.
The Yale Medicine clinical trial for migraine did not use a microdose in their trial involving psilocybin and migraine. If you struggle with migraine, less frequent but slightly larger doses might be a better choice for you.
The clinical trial used an amount equivalent to 1.0 to 1.5 grams of dried mushrooms every 2 weeks. Given that the effects from this amount are usually equivalent to consuming an alcoholic beverage or consuming cannabis products, it is not likely to be a “crazy” experience. Keeping this in mind, it is important to recognize that different individuals have different tolerance levels and experiences.
#2 Watch out for the rebound.
Psilocybin mushrooms can cause a rebound headache. Some people get a rebound headache after dosing. The intensity varies but getting a rebound headache after dosing may still result in less headaches overall. You will have to weigh the pros and cons for yourself.
#3. Get a good scale.
Owning a sensitive scale is important. To find a scale that is sensitive enough, try searching for a “jeweler’s scale”. If it is sensitive enough to measure in carats, then it will be sensitive enough for your purposes. Unfortunately, most food scales will not be sensitive enough to measure fractions of a gram so a specialty scale is necessary.
Microdosing mushrooms for migraine requires precision.
#4. Stay consistent.
Managing headaches with mushrooms works best with consistency. Specifically by growing your own supply, you guarantee that you will have no interruptions in treatment. There are various videos online explaining the cultivation process, including the series created by Eleusinia Retreat. If you attend one of our retreats, there is a comprehensive mushroom growing course.
#5. Get support if you dose higher.
The 1.0-1.5 grams typically used for migraine is unlikely to result in a tumultuous experience like the larger doses. Some people benefit more from higher doses, but it is not recommended that you go any higher without supervision and support. At the retreat, we take great pains to ensure that a trip is a comfortable experience. However, going it alone can be unpredictable.